The couple said they rarely interfere in each other's careers and have always made decisions for themselves.
Everyone wants what Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have, and after 37 years as Hollywood's power couple, they reveal there's no real secret to a long relationship. In Netflix's new film — The Christmas Chronicles 2 — the real-life pair play reel-life couple, Santa Claus and Mrs. Santa Claus. Kurt Russell takes his characters seriously and his approach hasn't changed for the holiday movie. "You gotta remember, he's a real human being," Russell told CBS News in an interview along with Hawn. "He's not a comic book character. He's not made up, he's not drawn up. He was a bishop. He was a man. The question, of course, is through the myth and the legend and whatnot, how is he still around? How is that possible?" The movie is riding on big expectations and it looks like the power couple is about to deliver another blockbuster together.
Goldie Hawn looked at Kurt Russell as a boy when the pair first met. "I think for me, I mean, he was way too young for me," said Hawn. "I was, like, dating older guys, right? I was what, 20?" Russell also felt he was too young. "I was only 15 years old," said Russell. "I didn't even have a car. I didn't have a license." The pair would then meet years later in 1984 while Russell was auditioning for Swing Shift in 1984. They were both divorced with neither was looking for a relationship at the time.
Kurt Russell admitted he almost jeopardized the beginning because he "put his worst foot forward." He says there might never have been a relationship as a result. "When I met Goldie, I was at a time in my life and a period of my life where I was very definitely gonna put my worst foot forward." Hawn was quite surprised because she has good memories of their first meeting. "You put your worst foot forward? I could hardly say that," said Hawn. "I would say if you'd done that with me I wouldn't be with you today." Russell said he was "horribly hungover" the first time he met Hawn. She replied saying she found it quite fun. Hawn laughed as Russell continued and added, "This is like a group therapy session!"
The pair have driven each other but have stayed away from influencing each other's decision as far as their respective careers were concerned. When as if they discuss the roles they get, Hawn replied "Very rarely," before praising her partner's choices. "He's never made a mistake in terms of what he's decided to do, ever. But he's never been bad. Ever." He jokingly agreed as he burst out laughing "I agree with you!" Russell laughed.
The pair get often asked about their secret to this long and fruitful relationship but they don't have a tangible answer. "There's no secret. There are two things, for me, anyway. And it's that you both wanna be together. I mean, you've gotta want to be together." Russell agreed with Hawn, adding, "At the end of the day, how do you explain it? I don't know! I guess it's as simple as saying, for me, it's the same thing as what you're saying. I call that love." At the end of the day, all relationships go through their phases, said Hawn. "Relationships go through periods, sometimes really hard times. But there's nothing sweeter than having a family, and that is worth everything."
The pair are excited about Christmas Chronicles 2. Netflix announced the sequel on Twitter earlier this year, writing, "It's time for Mrs. Claus to get her due." It is rumored that the story will be centered around Kate Pierce (Darby Camp), who helps the Clauses to thwart the mischievous Belsnickel from destroying Christmas. The new film directed by Oscar-nominated producer Chris Columbus will stream on the OTT platform from November 25.